A prayer item by Raila Junior Odinga on Sunday turnedÂ a talking point for netizens, a few days after he outrightly criticised the opposition’s support for a revampedÂ tax regime.
AÂ number of Kenyans privy to the details of the intercession shared by the Former Prime Minister’s son noted that this was anÂ indication he was readying to take up a leadership role.
In his prayer, even though scantily revealing details ofÂ his desires, Raila Jnr hopes he has the capability to be the difference sought by many people.
“I pray always to the Lord to give me the courage and wisdom to make difference in peopleâ€™s lives Baba, I hope I can do that,” Raila Jnr wrote on his Twitter handle.
He went on to state that “there are so many people out there who only need a light in the dark to give them some direction. May the Lord bless us… as we do some good in this Life.”
It is arguably the first time he had taken a divergent view from that of the ODM party leader, siding with a majority of Kenyans who felt it was wrong for the state and the opposition-affiliated MPs to ratify imposition of more burdensome taxes.
As Raila Jnr appears to warm up for the country’s politics that is struggling to move away from the dynasties, former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has already groomed his son KennedyÂ Musyoka.
Kalonzo’s sonÂ was nominated to East Africa’s LegislativeÂ Assembly alongside Raila’s elder brother Oburu Odinga.
Former President Moi’s son, Senator Gideon Moi, is already in the political bindings while retired President Kibaki’s family members have not expressed much interest in the country’s politics.
Here is a snippet of how some Kenyans on Twitter had reacted to his prayer: